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A Top 35 list with the torrent sites of 2009

Bitsoup is gaining more and more notoriety amongst Peer to Peer users. They are also a private community, so you will need to sign up to participate in their swarm. is the best torrent site out there, with possibly the largest torrents database. Isohunt’s webmaster is now counter-suing the music industry from Canada. He claims that previous suits regarding copyright violation were unfounded and, furthermore, he claims he is entitled to get his legal expenses covered. The whole story can be read at their website. is finally back online! After some legal trouble in April, 2008, they have moved their headquarters outside USA and have resumed their operations. It is still a private community, with members being responsible for any irregularities their invited friends cause in this community. If you get your hands on a Demonoid membership, be careful who you invite, or you might lose your own. they index torrents found on many trustworthy sites.

The Pirate Bay attracts many of the Peer to Peer enthusiasts. is still in beta testing. Their aim is to become the largest *legal* torrent site. They are still way smaller than “pirate” sites, but they are worth a visit. is pretty interesting. It’s a “meta search” engine, basically an engine that searches for results using other search engines.

BiteNova (formerly known as “Bi-Torrents”, this one is a free Torrent site that has a fast searching format and a spartan look). Mininova is basically the new Suprnova, one of the first torrent databases on the Web. just like the case of Isohunt, Torrentbox has been filed a lawsuit by the MPAA. The days left for this search engine will not be many.

BTjunkie is the comeback from They have passed their hijacking and the troubles with their hosting service. They are now located in Tonga. Details can be read on their webpage. – recently closed, on 24th March, 2008: “Torrentspy has voluntarily closed its doors. Instead of conforming to the American court mandates to change their privacy policies, the Torrentspy team has opted instead to cease operations”.

Snarf It! they are currently down, looking for a new hosting deal.

ByTorrents Meta Search(recently brought down by hackers) (offline)

Torrentlocomotive a new meta-. gaining notoriety (the official Torrent website by Bram Cohen, the designer of the Python BitTorrent format.)

Fenopy (formerly (the ‘original’ bittorrent search engine) (this site is slowly going down as well. It is currently indexing fewer and fewer files because, rumor has it, its administrator has been spooked by the avalanche of lawsuits against Isohunt and piratebay).

Special mention: British site.

 A Special mention is : shut down on Feb 10, 2005 after a lawsuit with MPAA. the search site contains media on political content: video, audio, reports, transcripts, photos as well as other files. This is the place for activists sharing their message and also for people to learn about political choices. Sadly, its owners were forced to move it due to financial/legal pressures. Numerous people are hoping to see it back soon.


July 19, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment